Leslie + Dane - Columbus, OH Wedding

While we were designing the new website, we spent a lot of time going through the photos from our 2014 weddings. Photographs are amazing, aren't they? They can transport us back to an exact moment and allow us to remember even the tiniest of details. 

Luckily, we have the most beautiful pictures from Adam Lowe to remember Leslie and Dane's wedding day, because it was one for the books. 

We met Leslie and Dane while we were working a wedding a couple years ago - they are amazing wedding cinematographers and photographers. And mind-blowingly creative. And the cutest couple ever. 

 Their big day was colorful, quirky, handcrafted and FUN. See for yourself!

 photo by Adam Lowe

photo by Adam Lowe

  photo by Adam Lowe 

photo by Adam Lowe 

  photo by Adam Lowe

photo by Adam Lowe

  photo by Adam Lowe

photo by Adam Lowe

  photo by Adam Lowe 

photo by Adam Lowe 

  photo by Adam Lowe

photo by Adam Lowe

  photo by Adam Lowe 

photo by Adam Lowe 

  photo by Adam Lowe 

photo by Adam Lowe 

  photo by Adam Lowe

photo by Adam Lowe

  photo by Adam Lowe 

photo by Adam Lowe 

  photo by Adam Lowe 

photo by Adam Lowe 

  photo by Adam Lowe 

photo by Adam Lowe 

  photo by Adam Lowe 

photo by Adam Lowe 

  photo by Adam Lowe 

photo by Adam Lowe 

  photo by Adam Lowe 

photo by Adam Lowe 

  photo by Adam Lowe

photo by Adam Lowe

Before we go, we also have to share their amazing SDE (same day edit) video from Red Bicycle Media. Dane crying on the bridge still gets us every time! 

Photography by Adam Lowe 

Cinematography by Red Bicycle Media 

Ceremony space at The North Market

Reception Space at The Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Catering by Berwick 

Hair & makeup by Pearls and a Black Dress Makeup Artistry

Photobooth by Tasha Braniff Photography

Reception tunes by DJ Drew Kish

Officiating by Duke Heller

 

Patty + Ben - Gambier, OH Wedding

We are so excited to share Patty + Ben's big day! We've been holding onto this one because... we were waiting for its publication in Modern Weddings magazine! Now that the mag has hit newsstands, we're ready to show you the details from this fun + colorful summer wedding, photographed by the amazing . (Seriously, hire this lady - she's one of our absolute favorites!) Patty + Ben are sweet and silly, so we infused their wedding with details to match. Gigantic balloons, vibrant tassel garlands and a wall of candy-colored ribbons set the stage for a fun-filled day. At the end of the night, everyone said that it was "so Patty and Ben" and we tend to agree!

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The result of all this loveliness? Our very first client baby! Patty + Ben just had a beautiful baby boy. We'll be sharing the baby shower we styled for them soon!

Cheers!

A+J

DIY Floral Monogram

On this COLD winter day we wanted to share a fun floral DIY from our warm (read: blazing hot) fall inspiration shoot with Amy Wallen. We loved this project and think that is a perfect way to incorporate florals into your event in a unique way. Wouldn't it look great on a dessert display or suspended over a head table? We think so! We used the florals that corresponded with the centerpiece and bouquet from our shoot, but you could use any color and texture combination. It is important to note that we used fresh flowers and greenery for our letter because we knew it only had to last about 5-6 hours and we wanted it to match our other florals perfectly. You could easily swap out for paper or silk flowers - just use the styrofoam floral foam instead. This was our first attempt and we definitely had some learnings, which we'll share with you below! Here's how we did it:

step1 copy

Step 1: Gather your supplies! We bought our large cardboard letter at Joann's Fabric. You'll also need 2 blocks of wet floral foam (or styrofoam for non-fresh florals), scissors, an Exacto knife (don't forget your exacto knife and attempt the entire thing with scissors... that would just be silly...), a hot glue gun and, of course, your blooms! For this shoot, we used a lot of small, textured pieces, but we would recommend having more large blooms that will take up more space.

step2 copy

Step 2: Using your Exacto knife, remove the top of your cardboard letter, as shown. Be careful!

step3 copyStep 3: Cut your floral foam into small pieces that fit snugly into your cardboard letter. This may require some measuring. Hot glue your pieces into your letter. Most importantly, do as we say, not as we do (...did) and fill the entire letter with foam. Do not leave empty spaces. This will ensure nothing shifts around inside your letter.

step4 copyStep 4: The fun part! Arrange your florals inside your letter, ensuring the entire letter is full and there are no bare spots. In the picture above we are about 90% finished.

final2

Step 5: Sit back and enjoy your sweet new DIY! OR make two more letters to complete your monogram. Here's the final product of ours.

 

Happy crafting!

 

A+J

A Little Bout Shoot

We love a well-styled groom with a great boutonniere. (Add a bow tie and we're practically drooling.) Traditionally, a boutonniere is a flower or small bunch of flowers worn in the buttonhole of a lapel. And while a classic floral bout can be absolutely stunning, you know we like to do things a little differently around here! We recently spent an afternoon making some fun little bouts out of materials we had around the office. We loved the way they turned out and couldn't wait to share - enjoy!

cotton

cotton + pink ribbon

pincushion

pincushion + yarn

pinwheel

pinwheel + button

succulent

succulent + billy balls + baker's twine

feathers

feathers + twine

Cabbage Vases – Pretty Purple How-to

We recently created these simple, fresh and fun cabbage vases for one of our 2013 couples. Their palette includes deep purple, which lends itself perfectly to incorporating fresh produce! Here’s how we did it:

Step 1 Peel back a layer or two of leaves on your cabbage. You’ll want the layers of your cabbage to be as tightly packed as possible.

Step 2 Sit the cabbage on a level surface, core-side down.

Step 3 Cut a 2-3” circle in the top of your cabbage and remove a few layers.

Step 4 Once you get through the first few layers, use a melon baller to hollow out your vase, maintaining the circular shape. For ours, we made an opening big enough for a glass votive candle holder to fit in the middle.

Step 5 When your vase is as deep as you would like it to be (our was about 3" deep), you can prepare your florals. 

Step 6 Slice a piece of pre-soaked floral foam to fit inside your vase.

Step 7 Arrange your selected florals in the foam. We used purple sage, blue veronica, blue delphinium and purple larkspur. Ta-da!